Axilrod, Im listening....
my plan is
17-40 wide landscapes
24-105 good light walkabout with IS for Video
100 macro for my studio work, nice and sharp as its prime
70-200 for zoomy things
2x extender for even more zoomy things
Its only 4 lenses, i think you crazy lol
I was writing that as if you were new to photography, I didn't realize that you had some experience. The 70-200 is the sharpest zoom ive ever used, I think that's a great choice. And if you don't plan on doing much low-light stuff, the 24-105/17-40 should be fine, but f/4 doesn't fare too well in dim settings. However the 24-105 is much lighter than the 24-70 and the IS does work really well.
The wide angle comparison you cited was comparing the 17-40 to V1 of the 16-35, V II is MUCH improved and the only zoom I ended up keeping out of the 3 that I had. It would be worth taking a look at, I love it.
Lastly, I think you may want something with a larger aperture to keep handy for low-light situations, the 50mm f/1.4 would be a great choice (it's about $350-$400 but performs as well as $1000+ zooms). Although there have been rumors of it getting updated, either way, it's something to consider. Have fun shopping!